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Christina of Markyate

Christina of Markyate  

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(c.1097–1161),virgin. Christina came of a noble Anglo-Saxon family in Huntingdon, the daughter of Autti, a rich and influential guild merchant in the town. In 1112, on a visit to St Albans abbey, she ...
Eriugena, John Scottus

Eriugena, John Scottus  

(c.810–c.877)Also known as John the Scot, Eriugena was born in Ireland, achieved a remarkable degree of learning, and taught at the court of Charles the Bald. He is important as a translator and ...
Hedwig

Hedwig  

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(c.1174–1243),duchess of Silesia. Born at Andechs (Bavaria), the daughter of count Berthold, she lived as a child in the monastery of Kitzingen. At the age of twelve she married Henry, future duke of ...
narrative

narrative  

[Th]The creation of a historical narrative is, for many, the ultimate aim of archaeological research—developing a rounded knowledge about the past, or some aspect of it, which combines the ...
Rita of Cascia

Rita of Cascia  

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(1377–1447),widow, Augustinian nun, patron of desperate cases. Born at Roccaporena in Umbria, she wished in childhood to become a nun but married in deference to her parents' wishes a husband who ...
St Otto

St Otto  

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(1062/3–1139), the ‘Apostle of Pomerania’. He was nominated Bp. of Bamberg in 1102 and consecrated in 1106. He tried to maintain a neutral attitude in the Investiture Controversy, though his ...

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